Posts Tagged ‘outfest’

The Directors and the Closet

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Todd Holland, Don Roos, gay actors, and the closet

 

Todd Holland

 

Blogger and entertainment writer, Andre Soares of the Alternative Film Guide, writes about the recent Outfest statements by directors Todd Holland and Don Roos, on whether gay actors should stay “in the closet.” A brief snippet is included here. To read the entire article, please click on the link below.

 

“First, openly gay film director Todd Holland (right) is accused of telling non-100% hetero performers to keep their sexuality hidden in the closet. Several days later, another openly gay film director, Don Roos, was reportedly even more blatant about the idea of keeping actors hanging in the closet. Adding insult to injury, those statements were made at a film festival named Outfest, Los Angeles’ annual gay & lesbian cinema smorgasbord.”

 

Click here to continue reading the article at the Alternative Film Guide

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A Message on Proposition 8…

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

A Message on the Passage of Proposition 8
From the Executive Director of Outfest

 

One week later, the passage of Proposition 8 still resonates in our community. We were poised to join the “more perfect union” envisioned by the Bill of Rights – the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Unfortunately, blatant discrimination was written into the California state constitution leaving many of us frustrated and angry. That anger and frustration is now a catalyst for working together even harder to continue the fight for equal recognition and protection under the law.

 

For the past 27 years, Outfest has represented and served our community by fostering and screening images that reflect and document the LGBTQ experience. Now more than ever our mission to nurture, showcase, and protect LGBTQ culture has a profoundly relevant purpose in helping to change the hearts and minds of our foes and achieving our equality.

 

I believe in what President-elect Barack Obama said on Tuesday night: “For that is the true genius of America – that America can change. Our union can be perfected.”

 

Outfest, with your help as an audience and as supporters, will continue to showcase our struggle and our triumph. Together we will help to change the discussion, support LGBT artistic expression and ultimately achieve equality.

    

 

Sincerely,

Todd Heustess, Executive Director
Outfest
www.outfest.org

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